Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann insists that the difference between Mesut Ozil and Gareth Bale is not worth €50 million
Bale’s world-record £86m move from Tottenham in the summer transfer, paved the way for Ozil’s move to Arsenal in a £42m deal.
Lehmann believes that Arsenal’s acquisition of the German midfielder is of better value, he added by saying the Madrid’s inflated prices dictate the high transfer fees paid elsewhere.
“In all honesty, Arsenal paid too much for Mesut Ozil, but that’s because Gareth Bale went to Real Madrid for so much more money. Nobody is worth that much,” Lehmann told Spox.
“The Ozil deal was much better. I don’t see a €50m difference between the two players. That’s how that market works when a club like Real Madrid loses the plot.”
Ozil already has four assists in the Premier League this season, and contributed in the three goals Arsenal scored against Stoke as the Gunners moved to the top of the table.